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HRTM12-214: Adventure Tourism


This class aims to provide students with an understanding of the evolutionary & current development of adventure and activity tourism as a significant sector of the leisure & tourism industries. The class takes a multidisciplinary approach analysing "adventure" from philosophical, historical, social & geographical viewpoints. Key issues relating to history, participation, team building, motivation, industry structures, destinations, environments & contemporary issues are also examined in order to develop a contextual understanding of the adventure tourism industry. Throughout there is a focus on the management of adventure activities. The class makes full use of experiential learning opportunities (learning by doing) and the field trips allow the students to apply theories in a practical situation. There are fieldtrips planned for this class and (weather permitting) they will be as follows: team building, indoor climbing, a high ropes course and dinghy sailing.The experiential learning that takes place as a result of participating in the field trips will enable the students to better understand and appreciate the, management issues and potential problems involved in organising such activities. Throughout the focus is on learning lessons that can be used and incorporated in future employment.

Subject details

FacultyBond Business School
Semesters offered
  • September 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2020 [Standard Offering]
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Hotel and Tourism
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290

Learning outcomes

1. Examine the growth and historical development of adventurous activities & tourism.
2. Analyse the typologies and motivations of adventure and activity participants.
3. Appreciate the range and diversity of adventure and activity tourism environments, destinations & their unique characteristics.
4. Evaluate the role of leadership and group/team dynamics involved in adventure activities and apply the knowledge in a class based environment.
5. Explore the key risk factors and current legislation influencing the adventure and activity tourism product.


No Prior Knowledge Required

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens12/11/2017
Semester start15/01/2018
Subject start15/01/2018
Cancellation 1?29/01/2018
Cancellation 2?05/02/2018
Last enrolment28/01/2018
Last withdrawal?09/02/2018
Teaching census?09/02/2018
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/07/2018
Semester start10/09/2018
Subject start10/09/2018
Cancellation 1?24/09/2018
Cancellation 2?01/10/2018
Last enrolment23/09/2018
Last withdrawal?05/10/2018
Teaching census?05/10/2018